09/07/2021

Consultant physician receives Honorary Doctorate from University

A consultant physician in medicine for older people has received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Bolton.

Professor Iqbal Singh OBE was made a Doctor of Health Care for his outstanding contribution to the Health sector.

Professor Singh, who is chair of the global Centre of Excellence in Safety for Older People (CESOP) and chair European Group in Safety for Older People, said: “It is an absolute privilege to be recognised by the University.

“I have seen the University of Bolton progress tremendously over the past 20 years and particularly in its health programmes, which is really important as the UK desperately needs to produce more health professionals.”

He received the award in a unique Covid-secure ceremony which was being filmed for a special movie documenting this year’s innovative ‘Alternative Graduation’.

The University is one of the only ones in the UK to have invited graduands from this year and last to be presented with their degrees in person and in their gowns, giving them the chance to have official photographs of their special day.

Professor Singh is also a member of the Health Honours Committee, which advises on nominations for honours in the Queen’s New Year and Birthday Honours lists.

He is a leading contributor to healthcare and medical regulation as founder commissioner of the Health Care Commission. He was a council member of the GMC (2008-12) and was member of the Review Group of Good Medical Practice (GMP) 2013.

He chaired the Health Care Commission’s Expert Reference Group on Patient Safety developing standards of assessment of safety in healthcare.

He is a member of the National Committee Advisory Committee Clinical Excellence Awards and of the National Platinum Awards Committee.

Professor Singh is also founder chair of the Centre for Remediation, Support and Training (CRST).

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